Fr. Duane Leclercq: Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Minor Have Been Admitted, Established or Determined to Be Credible

Fr. Duane Leclercq

Ordained: 1964

  • 1965-1968: Holy Trinity, Bloomington, IL (PEO)
  • 1969-1971: St. Mark, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1972-1973: St. Mary, Moline, IL (PEO)
  • 1974-1976: St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1977-1979: Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, IL (PEO)
  • 1980-1981: St. Edward, Chillicothe, IL (PEO)
  • 1982: Unknown
  • 1983: St. Patrick, La Salle, IL (PEO)
  • 1984-1989: St. John the Baptist, Clinton, IL (PEO)
  • 1990-1991: St. Theresa, Earlville, IL (PEO)
  • 1992-1994: St. Boniface, Peoria, IL (PEO)
  • 1995-2008: St. Patrick, La Salle, IL (PEO)
  • 2004-2008: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Granville, IL (PEO)
  • 2009-2019: Unknown

In 2018, Fr. Duane Leclercq was removed from public ministry after he was accused of sexually abusing a minor 30 years earlier. The Diocese of Peoria deemed the allegation credible. Fr. Leclercq is included in the Diocese of Peoria’s list of “Priests Removed from Ministry Due to Allegations of Abuse of a Minor.” Fr. Leclercq’s whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.